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Lament for Santa Sophia

Lament for Santa Sophia is a motet for 10-part choir (SSAATTBarBarBB). It is a setting of a famous Greek folk-poem about last mass in the great basilica of Hagia Sophia before the fall of Constantinople to the Turks in 1453.

The work was commissioned by Cappella Nova Choir (Glasgow), cond Alan Tavener. This recording is by the Astra Chamber Choir (Melbourne), cond John McCaughey